The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 5/27/13

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Be one of Marina's Diamonds at Central Park this Wednesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar.

Marina and the Diamonds + Charli XCX
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Wednesday, 6pm, $30
Looking to break some hearts this summer? Let the "Primadonna" extraordinaire Marina Diamandis teach you with her bubbly electro-pop. But don't let the heart on her cheek and her pink closet fool you--the UK pop star has a tendency to get a little dark in her reflections on heartbreak, angst, and desire for fame, even if those reflections are coyly masked beneath a sticky sweet sound. At Central Park, she'll be joined by similar rising star Charli XCX. -- By Brittany Spanos

Laura Marling
Roulette Brooklyn
Tuesday, 8pm,
Laura Marling rose to fame in her teenage years, and after working with indie darlings Noah and the Whale, her debut solo full-length garnered a nomination for England's coveted Mercury Prize. Now, embarking on tour in support of her fourth, Marling is barely 23 but feels like a scion in the current female folk-singer canon. Expect passionately sung, lilted lyrics with plenty of traditional folk acoustics that sometimes swell into anthems. -- By Caitlin White

Mika Yoshida Stoltman
Carnegie Hall
Thursday, 8pm, $50
The excellent jazz marimbist and her clarinetist husband Richard Stoltzman premiere eight works written just for them, including "The Nymphs for Solo Marimba" by John Zorn, "Burning Bright" by William Thomas McKinley, and several new arrangements of works by Chick Corea, including "Mozart Goes Dancing." Singer Gayle Moran Corea and the Harlem String Quartet join them. -- By Richard Gehr

Futurebirds + The Doorbells
Bowery Ballroom
Friday, 9pm, $15
If you like your Southern rock thick, syrupy, and dreamlike, look no further than this Athens, Georgia, quintet's new Baba Yaga, which captures a Robitussin vibe vaguely, but oh so pleasantly, reminiscent of Chicago's long, lost Souled American. Laconic three-part harmonies, pleading pedal-steel guitar, and lonesome-unto-death lyrics sound like the perfect recipe for a night of heavy self-medicating. -- By Richard Gehr

Fall Out Boy
Terminal 5
Wednesday, 8pm, $35/$40
Patrick Stump's ferocious, proto-Glambert shriek, Pete Wentz's lacerating text-message bon mots, exhausting song titles: The mid-00s emo-punk answer to hair-metal pomp is back in business. Glossy and lupine, Fall Out Boy have long felt like a clash of contradictory forces. Vital, hungry, polished to a high shine, and best of all, straight-up pop, these dudes can roll with everybody from Usher to Say Anything to Courtney Love to Elton John, and they had the balls to kick off an album with a banger called "Thriller." Rock needs more, and similar, mutants. -- By Raymond Cummings

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